Sept. 12, 2019 - Cardinal Stritch Libero Hope Yost

Published: Sep. 15, 2019 at 3:06 PM EDT
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When Hope Yost was a freshman in the volleyball program at Cardinal Strich High School, she had to sit back and watch.

"My freshman year we were TAAC champs and they were very good," Yost said. "I dressed varsity as a freshman and I was with all older girls and they definitely helped to shape me as a player. They gave me a lot of confidence. Like freshman year, I didn't know I was going to make the team."

She never made the floor that first season on the varsity. But here she is, about two-and-a-half varsity seasons later as a senior with 1,000 career digs.

"To get to a thousand in your varsity career at high school is a big deal," Cardinal Stritch head coach Megan Peer said. "That's a lot of work she put in a lot of games where she had 30 to 40 plus digs per match so she was really out there working her butt off."

This mark was not initially a goal Yost set out to reach.

"Sophomore year, I didn't realize and then junior year I was like, 'Oh, I can get this,'" Yost said. "So then I started getting it into my brain junior year and then I really put it into action my senior year."

Everyone always says they work hard to achieve a milestone, but for Yost, it's dedication of time.

"Even on days when she's like not feeling the best or sick, she will still come to school, she'll still be at practice, she'll still play good," Cardinal Stritch Right Side Hitter Lauryn Henderson said. "Better than she always plays. She's just always on top of everything."

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